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Based in Melbourne Australia, MESS is a unique not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the creation of electronic sound and music founded by Robin Fox and Byron J Scullin.

The heart of MESS is the MESS Studio, a fully functioning sound production workshop representing one of the most unique, eclectic and historically significant collections of electronic instruments in the world. Working from within the studio is the MESS School, a place for people to engage with the history, technique and artistry of electronic sound and music creation presented in a format that is flexible, affordable and artist driven. Work created at the studio and school is supported by MESS Show to promote unique performance events and recording releases reflecting the diversity of sound created at MESS alongside historical releases from the vault of Australian electronic music . Finally MESS Schematic maintains the instruments in the MESS Studio collection and acts as a repository of knowledge. In the future we aim for it to become a space that also supports the development of new instrument ideas focussing on design, engineering and construction.

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1 Market Street, Newport,
Victoria 3015, Australia

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Wed–Sat 12–6pm

We acknowledge and recognise the Ancestors, Elders and families of the Yalukit-willam of the Kulin Nation, who are the traditional custodians of the land that The Substation is on. We extend our respects to their ancestors and elders past, present and emerging, and to all First Nations people.

We are committed to continually improving our services to ensure our events can be enjoyed by all. If you have specific access requirements (including seating arrangements for events) please get in touch.

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Performance/​Music
Machine Folklore – 機器民談/​ 14–15 October 2022/
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Aphids/​ Class Act/​ 27 September–1 October 2022/
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Terre Thaemlitz/​ Sophisticated Boom Boom/​ 18 August–7 November 2022/
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Terre Thaemlitz/​ Reframed Positions/​ 18 August–15 October 2022/
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